Friday, November 11, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of November 7, 2011

Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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Cellular M2M subscriptions are expected to increase almost fourfold between 2010 and 2016, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. The volume is expected to increase from 72 million to 282 million by 2016. Read Original Content

Danny Bowman, president of Integrated Solutions Group at Sprint, said recently that Sprint is ranked second best among North American-based service providers in the Analysys Mason 2011 M2M scorecard for communications service providers. Read Original Content

Asia-Pacific is forecast to become the largest market for M2M subscriptions in terms of volume in 2013, and in 2016 is expected to account for 37 percent of the total market, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware - http://www.clicksoftware.com/.

Pike Research predicts that the trend of increasing M2M application in the utilities sector will result in 73 million cellular M2M communications nodes from 2011 through 2020. Revenue is expected to reach $1.9 billion during the forecast period. Read Original Content


An estimated $590 million was spent on smart grid security technologies in 2010.  By 2016 the number will likely surpass $2 billion. Read Original Content

Polycarbonate producer Styron says more than 250 million smart meters will be installed worldwide by 2015, representing a penetration rate of 18 percent of all electrical meters by that time. Read Original Content

The M2M market in the utilities sector is one of the top three industries with immediate deployment potential. Europe’s target to decrease carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2020 has buoyed the energy sector demand for M2M products and services. Read Original Content

A recent report from Pike Research forecasts that by 2018, ninety-eight percent of all smart meters in North America will be covered by Meter Data Management systems. Read Original Contents

Meter Data Management System coverage is expected to be operating on 100 percent of residences by 2020 in the United Kingdom where utility companies have been fervently attaching smart meters to residences with government support. Read Original Content

GE Capital Fleet Services has identified $68 million of cost savings for customers in the third quarter of 2011. GE Capital works with customers to analyze their fleets to help them determine areas to reduce costs and maximize efficiency. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.